Noise output of the graphics card is measured using the fan speed percentage associated with each of the temperature recordings displayed on the previous page.
In order to focus solely on the noise output by the graphics card in question, we disconnect all fans from the test system so that the only moving parts are the Corsair H110i GT’s pump and any components relating to the graphics card.
The NZXT Phantom 630’s side panel is removed in order for us to focus specifically on the graphics card’s noise emissions. We also place the acoustic measurement equipment very close to the graphics card (around 10 cm away from it) in order to better detect noise differences between each graphics card. This is also a scenario that will be similar to a user who has their system sat on the desk directly next to where they are sitting.
The background noise level sits around 37-38 dBA without the test computer running.
Unfortunately, a death to our Core i5-6400 CPU means that we are no longer able to use the same system used for testing the other graphics cards. This means that our noise data is only able to show ASUS’ ROG STRIX GTX 1050 Ti OC due to the use of a different test system with noise levels.
Noise results were very good with the card only starting to become audible under heavy Furmark load (44% fan speed, around 1050 RPM). A fan speed of around 50% was the point at which the card started to become noticeable alongside a Corsair H110i GT AIO (which was still far louder than the ASUS graphics card).
Our sample exhibited no coil whine while playing games. We would have absolutely no problem sitting next to this card for a long gaming session thanks to its low fan noise and lack of coil whine.